Saturday, July 9, 2011

Frog Eye Salad

It's time for summer picnics and potlucks. Here is one of our family's favorite side salads to bring. It is cool and delicious. Don't let the funny looking "frog eyes" scare you. Yum.

Frog Eye Salad

Ingredients:
1 (1 lb) pkg. acini de pepe pasta
1 can pineapple tidbits
1 can crushed pineapple
1 small can mandarin oranges
4 c. mini marshmallows
1 c. sugar
2 T. flour
Container of Cool Whip
1/4 tsp. salt
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
shredded coconut, optional

Directions:
Cook acini de pepe in salted water for 12 minutes. Drain and set aside. Open pineapple cans and drain their juice into a small saucepan. Save fruit in fridge for later. Add sugar, flour and salt to pineapple juice and bring to a boil. In large bowl, pour hot liquid over the slightly beaten egg yolks. Let cool a little and then add the pasta. Stir and store in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, break up the pasta (it will be stuck in clumps) add reserved fruit, drained mandarin oranges, Cool Whip, coconut (optional) and marshmallows.

Note: This recipe makes a very large amount. I use my largest Tupperware bowl.
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1 comment:

Madeline and Family said...

Thanks for this recipe Alsion. I have always wanted to make this as it is a classic favorite of mine (especially during this time of year). Now I have a recipe I can try.

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